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number of people are not following a religion at all. >> first of all, most americans, 80%, still say they believe in god but a lot more of them have no a -- have no religious affiliation. it seems to be the son of the times. >> i don't have a religion. >> many of my friends, even if that were raised in a religion, they are not in one now. >> a new poll shows 20% of americans are now no religious affiliation. one-third under age 30 don't belong to any church. >> i have issues with the birth control and things like that. gay rights and things like that cause me to have issues with them. >> for the first time ever the study found the percentage of protestants in america dropped below 50%. >> many of the people i know don't attend church or have left their churches. >> church scandals have not help, either. there are sharp political ramifications as well. those who say they have no religious affiliation or overwhelmingly democrat, support -- support abortion rights and gay marriage. >> we have to make ourselves relevant in this day and age. i do believe that. >> the younger generation tr
to the church of jesus christ of latter day saints. one of the fastest growing religions in the world. this work is part of a demanding two-year right of passage, a journey once taken by mitt romney. abc's bob woodruff brings us this look inside. [ knocking ] >> hi, how are you doing today? >> we're missionaries from the church -- >> reporter: the two-year mission is a right of passage for most young mormon men. >> have you ever seen missionaries in this neighborhood before? >> reporter: there are 55,000 missionaries, serving around the world. and the church allowed our team rare access into their world for two days. of door knocking, teaching -- >> called the vision of the tree of life. >> reporter: and community service. >> i am a mormon. >> i'm a mormon. >> reporter: mormons have never been so visible. while mitt romney's presidential candidacy may have ushered in a mormon moment in this country, the church remains largely a mystery to those outside of the faith. >> elder dustin. >> i'm sorry. >> elder dustin. >> elder? >> yes, sir. right here on my name tag, if that helps. >> it does. >> rep
have no religion. about one in five now say they do not belong to an organized religion. but if you're nondenominational, that was not count as protestant. >>> and passions are running high in kansas city, all because of the behavior of some fans at sunday's chiefs game. kansas city quarterback matt cassel sustained a concussion after getting hit in the fourth quarter. classle layed there on the ground. and many chiefs fans were cheering because he was going to be replaced. >> i've already come to the understanding i probably won't live as long because i play this game. that's okay. that's a choice i've made. that's a choice all of us have made. but when you cheer, when you cheer somebody getting knocked out, i don't care who it is, and it just so happened to be matt cassel, it's sickening. >> hard to argue with that. even the baltimore ravenslayer who hit cassel called the cheering not cool. >> probably going to miss it because he has a concussion. >>> on "monday night football," a still-perfect record for the houston texans. we get all the highlights from espn news. >> cassidy hub
, on a stage such as this. and i would like to ask you both to tell me what role your religion has played in yourview. please talk about how you came to that decision. talk about how your religion played a part in that and please, this is such an emotional issue for so many people in this country, please talk personally about this, if you could. congressman ryan? >> i don't see how a person can separate their public life from their private life or from their faith. our faith informs us in everything we do. my faith informs me about how to take care of the you have they arable. of how to make sure that people have a chance in life. now, you want to ask basically why i'm pro-life, it's not simply because of my catholic faith. that's a factor, of course. but it's also because of reason and science. you know, i think about ten and a half years ago, my wife janna and i went to mercy hospital where i was born for our seven-week ultrasound for our first born child and we saw that heartbeat. our little baby was in the shape of a bean. and to this day, we have nicknamed our first born child, liza,
has 20% in the last five years. people who describe themselves having no religion overwhelmingly vote for democrats. >> naacp dumping into the showdown over gay marriage in jumping into the showdown. ady will feature an featuring julian bond. it comes one day after day launched a tvents ad campaign. it's tuesday morning. >> still ahead, the latest on a deadly meningitis outbreak. >> still ahead, the latest on a deadly meningitis outbreak. why (bell rings) hi. yes? you know those delicious granola bunches in honey bunches of oats? i love those. we've added more to every box. really? wow! ney bunches of oats. make your day buncnches better. >> another greenbelt sity stars team.ope - we are the greenbelt sity stars. >> good morning, washington. >> here's a look at the monument lit.ifully 48 degrees at reagan national currently, dew point of 45. we have areas of rain pushing through the region. doppler 7. super it's not raining over reagan e.tional at this tim a light sprinkle in the district. most of the rain is prince george's county, anne arundel in 50 -- of 50, and in charles co
. everyone does look up to her. >> you know, gender, race, religion -- none of that matters. what matters is how you perform. >> reporter: and she has performed. one of the best of the best. so, take that, maverick. martha raddatz, abc news,. >>> and another reminder. we'll see martha raddatz again tomorrow, of course, as she moderates the vice presidential debate tomorrow night. hope you are with us. and thank you for watching tonight. we're always here at abcnews.com. "nightline" later. we'll see you again tomorrow. good night. pamela howze: it just seems like such an... infringement on our ves. how dare they step into my life that way. it's none of theirin business. he's trying to restrict us, agai he's taking us backwards. george allen is the last thing we need in washington. anncr: the democratic senatori campaign committee is. i responsible for the content of this advertising.
no preligion. one in five say they do not belong to a religion. interesting peek into the spiritual state of the nation. >> first time dropped below 50%. if you are a nondenominational christian and don't associate yourself as protestant which i would say i am protestant. i go to nondenominational church. you don't fall into the protestant category. christians who are nondenoms, isn't a protestant. >> in an election year, through the political prism. the study fond americans with no religion support, abortion rights and gay marriage at a higher rate than the u.s. public at large and most of the people tend to vote democratic as well. you wonder if the increase in nonreligious folks, identify as nonreligious if that tips any political scale in election year. a slowly evolving thing. but, interesting look into america. >> but a fir tst. >> it is. >> your tuesday forecast. showers in the upper midwest, twin cities, green bay. spreading later to chicago and kansas city. morning sprinkle in the northeast. thunderstorms in florida. scattered showers in bay area. >> of 70s, sacramento, albuquerq
buffalo wing. >> great. >> religional. fun. mexican layer dip. thank you for pringles in the holiday spirit. you well love this one. everyone loves a hot tub. lot of things can happen in a hot tub. including exercise. >> what kind of exercise. >> fit jet bike. this thing can work in the hot tub, do, get on this bike. they say 30 minutes on this is equivalent of two hours on a standard bike. benefits of working out in the water. blood flow, muscles. that kind of thing. off awe right on. >> out there available. all the thing you can doen the hot tub, that is probably my fourth or fifth favorite. exercise. it's friday. here is your polka! ♪ politics and foreign wars all the weather all the scores ♪ ♪ that's the "world news" polka ♪ ♪ tapes that roll in way too slow stuff you saw on koppel's show ♪ ♪ that's the "world news" polka ♪ ♪ it's late at night you're wide awake and you're not wearing pants ♪ ♪ so grab your "world news now" mug and everybody dance ♪ ♪ have some fun be a pal every anchor guy and gal ♪ ♪ do the "world news" polka everybody! ♪ ♪ th
to her, everyone does look up to her. >> the fact, gender, race, religion, none of that matters. it matters how you perform. >> reporter: she has performed one of the best of the best. so take that, maverick. martha raddatz. abc news, seymour johnson air force base. >> now get this, in-flight. take that maverick. logged 2,700 hours, 300 in comb battle over iraq and afghanistan. been a weapons instructor as well. fair to say she is among the best of the best. >> belter believe it. they don't put you in the cockpit of one of the expensive planes unless you are one of the best of the best. >> apparently. see, see what i mean. don't have to deal with tsa. >> modern fighter pilot. good look for you. >> thank you, thank you. also interesting. entered in 1992. earned her bachelor's in aerospace engineering, and masters in aeronaughtics from stanford university. >> little smarty pants. >> such a smarty pants. >> my goodness. >> that's right. iceman. >> i am crazy. >> am i iceman or you iceman. >> maverick, iceman. beth pretty cool. >> i want to beep maverick. >> i will be iceman. i like
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